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The Fact and the Fiction: Jim Thompson Trivia

Nov 03, 2011 in Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News, Writing

Mulholland Books is pleased to announce the publication of Jim Thompson’s THE KILLER INSIDE ME, THE GRIFTERS, A SWELL-LOOKING BABE, THE NOTHING MAN, and AFTER DARK, MY SWEET, available as e-books for the first time. Jim Thompson’s sometimes charmed, sometimes troubled life has been the subject of much debate–just like in his fiction, which often […]

The Crime Fiction Academy

Oct 28, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

Lately I’ve been thinking about coincidence. You know, you forget your keys, go back home and it cuts three minutes off your morning commute, the one where there’s a five-car pile-up that you would have been in had you been on time. Morbid? Hey, it’s my stock and trade. I write mysteries, thrillers really, where […]

Disappearing Women

Oct 25, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

This essay originally appeared on Murderati and is reprinted here with the kind permission of Tess Gerritsen. Now that I’m in my fifties, I’m noticing more and more what generations of women have complained about: that right around this age, we start to disappear in the eyes of the world.  As we grow gray we […]

A Conversation with Denise Mina and Kate Atkinson

Oct 13, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

As Denise Mina hits the US for her THE END OF THE WASP SEASON, she was interviewed by Kate Atkinson (CASE HISTORIES and STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG) on genre, character and the best place to write. Kate Atkinson:  Do you have a lot of books planned ahead?  Does it worry you that you’ll die […]

Two Editors and an Author: A Conversation with Jonathan Galassi, John Schoenfelder and Matthew F. Jones

Oct 03, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

To mark the publication of our first Mulholland Classic, A SINGLE SHOT by Matthew F. Jones, we connected Jones with his original editor for the book, Jonathan Galassi of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux and John Schoenfelder, the editor of the Mulholland Books re-publication, for a lively conversation about influences, editorial vision and the future. John […]

A Conversation with George Pelecanos: Part II

Aug 30, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

Part II of the conversation with George Pelecanos celebrating the publication of THE CUT, which the Chicago Sun Times recommends, “Soak it up.” The Washington Post praises Pelecanos’s ability to “maintain a remarkably high level of intelligence and style” and the Los Angeles Times appreciates that “Pelecanos has made Washington his literary stomping grounds, and […]

Dia De Los Muertos

Aug 23, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

Kent Harrington’s essay–concerning the history of Tijuana Mexico–  first appeared as a forward to the paperback edition of his well known border novel Dia De Los Muertos set in Tijuana. It’s unlikely we’ll ever meet; unfortunately, that’s the way it is between the novelist and his readers. We do have a marvelous and profound connection, […]

Pulp Faction

Aug 15, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

When we’re talking about stuff in the news these days – the bizarre timing of Sean Hoare’s death, say, or Michelle Bachmann confusing all-Amerian movie star John Wayne with all-American serial killer John Wayne Gacy – there’s an understandable tendency to cry out, “You couldn’t make this shit up.” For writers of fiction – and […]

Swier Words: A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski, Part II

Jul 28, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Mulholland Books is pleased to present a conversation between David J. Schow, author of Gun Work, Internecine, Bullets of Rain, and screenwriter of The Crow, and our very own Duane Swierczynski. Missed Part I? Read it here. DJS: How about some insight into your working method?  For example, how long do your novels generally take, […]

Swier Words: A conversation with Duane Swierczynski, Part I

Jul 26, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Can’t get enough FUN AND GAMES? You’re in luck–Mulholland Books is pleased to present a conversation between David Schow, author of Gun Work, Internecine, Bullets of Rain, and screenwriter of The Crow, and our very own Duane Swierczynski. It begins… DJS: Fun and Games.  One of my favorite Outer Limits episode titles, by the way.  […]